Roman Bronze Herm Hasp

£650.00

An interesting Ancient Roman bronze hasp in the form of a youthful herm figure, with stylised male genitalia adorning the midsection. The back displays a hinged loop at the base, which reveals its function.

Provided with custom-made stand.

Date: Circa 3rd - 4th Century AD
Condition: Fine condition; complete and intact. The figure has an attractive dark olive-green patination throughout.

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Product Code: AS-3608
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A herm is a sculpture with a head (and sometimes torso) above a plain, usually squared, lower section, with carved male genitals at the appropriate height.

The figures performed an apotropaic function, being considered to ward off harm or evil.

Weight 112 g
Dimensions H 6.5 cm
Culture

Metal

Region

Greek Mythology

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